Emergency Alerts Is Information In Hopes Of Saving A Life
Emergency Alerts Is Information In Hopes Of Saving A Life | DJ-Joyful Lewis
Once in a While vs Frequently
Emergency Alerts is information received once in a while or frequently, depending on your tolerance level — you get an emergency alert on your phone. That horrible blaring of the emergency tone, the buzzing the vibrating motor, and then the grim news. Someone’s missing. Or there’s a severe weather alert headed your way. Suddenly and without warning, your phone’s scaring the hell out of you. It’s bad enough during the day and a downright heart attack in the dead of night.
“Ok, most people are all for safety and saving lives. But these Texas Emergency Alert Texts have given more to heart attacks, 3 times in one morning alone.”
Hope and EnFellowship
Within a few minutes their’s hope and EnFellowship, a driver spotted the car mentioned from an alert and called 911, the way it was intended. They stayed on the phone to provide dispatchers with the vehicle’s location until the local and/or state police arrived and made an arrest.
Push Alerts to Your Smartphone
U.S. carriers have worked with the federal government to come up with a way to push alerts to your smartphone to warn you about dangerous weather, missing persons or other matters of grave national importance. The point is they want you to see this information in hopes that it could save your life — or someone else’s.
Instantly communicating an emergency message within a set geographic area seems fine in theory, but the reality is already clear from just one real-world incident: everyone races to silence their phones, barely reading the text of the alert in the process. People then text family and friends to see if they also got an alert. Then everyone goes back to what they were doing.
The problem isn’t that people are seriously inconvenienced when their phone buzzes for an Amber, Silver or Blue Alert because they’re not. The problem is that the system will desensitize them entirely, harming emergency preparedness in general.
Given that fact, the Amber Alert notices will become, for most people, a minor irritation—one more app notification out of dozens trying to get their attention every hour. Once the alerts become commonplace, they become invisible. The risk is not just that this outcome fails to help law enforcement; it’s that it winds up actively hindering their efforts. People who might, in fact, have had a chance (however slim) to aid the search for a missing child will have unwittingly opted out.
The larger problem is what happens during more widespread civil emergencies—floods, fires, extreme weather and more. In such cases, those who close the alerts out of pure habit will miss out on potentially lifesaving information.
The EnFellowship Bottom Line
Isn’t saving a life in perfect alignment with Christianity, EnFellowship (God with us in fellowship)? In order to save a soul, part of the process is to save that person’s life. That part of the process is done through feeding, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income housing, counseling for addiction’s, mental disease, and 2nd chance programs among numerous others. Once this is done the offer of life in heaven is freely offered and much more palatable and accepted because the hierarchy of life’s immediate needs of food, clothing, and shelter is absent in one’s personal space.
Shouldn’t Christians endorse and/or adopt the emergency alerts of Silver, Amber, and Blue as a part of moving forward? Isn’t being technologically equipped and armed for battle against the one who comes to kill and destroy life in perfect alignment for EnFellowship? Doesn’t the previous statement below seem out of focus and selfish now?
“Ok, most people are all for safety and saving lives.
But these Texas Emergency Alert Texts
have given more to heart attacks, 3 times in one morning alone.”
Thanks, Marshall Cecil Holder and Lancaster Police Department
Incident Data Report – Officer Cecil Holder
Silver Alert Dispatched – Officer Cecil Holder Received
Reporting Officer Cecil Holder Narrative
The State Operations Center
The State Operations Center (SOC) coordinates the dissemination of qualifying missing person advisories involving the below resource partners, also known as the Texas State Network:
- Texas Department of Transportation
- National Weather Service
- Law Enforcement
- Texas Lottery Commission
- Independent Bankers Association of Texas
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- Texas Department of Public Safety
AMBER Alert Resources
The goal of the Texas State Network is to swiftly notify the general public of specific missing person cases, giving the facts and leads to law enforcement. Advisories may be issued inside any Texas geographical region, which includes statewide.
Only a law enforcement agency can make a request to activate the state’s network. every alert program consists of criteria designed to make certain network integrity and prevent public desensitization.
Law Enforcement sources
Public Resources – Early Alert Systems Resource Links